Free Online Conferences

November is traditionally one of the busier times of the year for conferences. However, it’s also a very busy time in schools so few people can justify taking the time away to attend, let alone the cost.

So, I’m really happy to share that for the ‘learnivores’ everywhere there are online conference opportunities which are free to attend (but don’t compromise on quality content for being free)

Here are two:

The first is one that I’ve been following for about seven years. It’s the k-12 Online Conference and has a particular slant towards the harnessing of technology in the classroom and school to personalise and expand pupils’ learning experiences. It’s not only worth putting a note in the diary to catch up on some of the best live sessions, but also there’s an archive of all the presentations from past years – masses to get in to and explore:

K-12 Online Conference

The second is a new one for me, but looks really interesting. It has a fascinating lineup of speakers. It’s the Education Next Generation Conference running from 3rd to 7th November. This one focuses more on progressive education approaches, mindfulness, social emotional learning, homeschooling and so many aspects that focus on the child. This one will have great content for parents as well as educators:

Education Next Generation Conference

I’ve registered and will be looking to get in on some great learning sessions.

Incidentally, all live sessions will run on US time, which can be a problem. However, there are generally archive links available pretty soon after for each session to watch at a more convenient time. Not as immersive as being part of live sessions, but a worthwhile second best.

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